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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and welcome to the newest installment of our “Conversations with Clairvoyants” Q and A interview series!
This is where YOUR questions come to life through the answers, insights and experiences of the psychics, mediums, healers, teachers, trainers and authors we feature on our community each and every day. And remember, if you have questions about life, death or anything in between that you’d like to pose to our community of light workers, let us know!
Either send us an email or if you’d like to ask something directly of the psychic or medium featured in that day’s Q and A, post your question in the community comments section underneath each interview.
(curious but NOT yet convinced? We welcome ALL questions and you don’t need to be a believer to participate. As long as your questions are respectful, we welcome (and want!) to hear from you 🙂
You can also read a free sample of Janny’s book. “Their Whispers Tell a Story” on Amazon here!
Enjoy her entire interview below!
Q: What has your experience been like doing this work,living this life and having an unusual calling?
Janny: I consider myself very lucky to help people find peace. My experience has always been very positive. As far back as I can remember I have always had the support of family and friends. I also really do not consider my gift unusual. It is just another facet of who I am.
Q: How (and when) did you discover this path?
Janny: I knew I was different at a very early age.I have memories of communicating with my Mom almost silently as far back as age 4 or 5. I know that may sound unusual but it was like we just knew what each other was thinking.I have that same connection with my kids. As I wrote in my book I really came into my gifts upon the death of my Mom when I was 6.
I know I inherited my gifts from her as she did from her mother before her. My Mom remains my main guide.
Q: What has been the biggest gift or blessing that choosing (or following ) this path has brought?
Janny: I love people. The greatest blessing I receive is seeing anyone move forward in their life in a positive manner. Everyone deserves happiness and if I can help someone who is struggling in any area of their life than I am happy. We are all here to help each other.
Q: How do people react when you say you are psychic?
Janny: Surprisingly they don’t.As a matter of fact many people approach me and ask! In general I am blessed to be surrounded by progressive people.If someone is cynical it is their right to be.I just get annoyed with people who try to play the “test the psychic” game. I never lower myself to that level.
I truly believe in what I do whether you do or not. You may not believe in me but I believe in me and have helped a countless amount of people . That’s all that matters to me.
Q: What about religious people who believe that psychic or spirit communication is “evil” or
Janny: Well,I have a few opinions on that. First of all I believe in God. I also believe that God gave me these gifts and created me this way for a reason.
My gifts come from God. I find it very sad when people don’t open their minds to anything out of the ordinary. I am a healer.I walk in the white light. I am not evil. Narrow minded people are hurtful. Being hurtful is evil. God is not judgmental so it just doesn’t make sense does it.
How can you believe in God and then be critical of anyone who is trying to help others basically doing God’s work? It’s very sad.
Q: Are you superstitious?
Janny: Not particularly.I am respectful of people who are. I am actually practical.I mean it just doesn’t make sense to walk under a ladder does it?
Q: Do you do anything before a reading that helps you connect,tune in or get in the zone?
Janny: Well first and foremost protect,protect,protect. That is so important. You always want to go into a reading surrounded by the white light. Other than that I always call in my guides to help me relay any information that the client needs for closure.
Q: Do you have to turn on(shut off) to live a normal life outside of this work?
Janny: No. As I explained earlier what I do is very much a part of me. It is very natural. At times I can get overwhelmed. That’s when I may try to “shut down”. For example I once had an incident at a hospital that made me very uncomfortable.It almost made me woozy.
The only other thing I can say is that I really shy away from long lines and crowded places. I usually don’t venture out much around the holidays.
Q: Tell us one thing about your daily life that might surprise us?
Janny: I crochet a lot. When people find out they get a kick out of it. I am very traditional in many ways and enjoy many of the old ways.
Q: What is the most important message or take away that you like to offer your clients during a
Janny: That everyone is born Divine! We are all divine beings with unlimited potential. Everyone should follow their “bliss”.I realize we all have to make a living but you shouldn’t be afraid to pursue something that you love doing.
Once you get to that place and you are on the right path doors will fly open for you.There’s that old saying.”If you do something you love,you will never work a day in your life!” Namaste!
Q: Do you have an exceptional, memorable or particularly powerful reading or experience you
Janny: About 4 years ago I was reading at the Festival of the Dead in Salem ,Massachusetts. A young woman sat down at my table and I could immediately sense that she was distressed. It ended up her life was upside down. She lost her job,her marriage was crumbling and she was not taking care of herself at all. I spoke to her for fifteen minutes gave her my personal number and assured her things would get better.I started by reading the cards but spirit guides took over and I relayed all the messages.
The following year I returned to the fair to read and this young woman sat down in front of me. She was absolutely glowing. Her energy was off the chart ! I looked at her and she said”Do you remember me?” After taking a second look I realized it was the same girl I sat down with the year before. She told me that it was a long road but along the way she kept hearing my voice.
She then told me that she was divorced and had moved forward and was happier than she had ever been in her life.
That was my moment. I realized just how important what I do is.This girl was my reward. It was a verification to what I do.There is nothing more satisfying than knowing you helped another human being get on track. We are still friends to this day and life has been good to both of us!
Q: What is your process like? Describe a typical reading.
Janny: If it is a card reading I usually use 2 decks. One is an oracle deck that gives me an idea of where my client is in their life at this moment. The other deck is a tarot deck. I go through the oracles cards (3 to be exact) then I begin with the tarot. If spirit is there with the client and it is strong spirit I will address that. I try to keep medium work and straight readings separate but if you are in this line of work you know when spirit talks you better listen.
Q: Where else can our readers find you around the web? Have you published any books, or do you do any regular media?
Janny: I published my first book in March 2013 titled “Their Whispers Tell A Story” It is a compilation of short chapters covering subjects such as How I knew I was different,how I feel gifts run in families,experiences I have had and others in my family have had.
The book is available at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Authorhouse.com
I am also a freelance artist and have some paintings and other items for sale. These can be
viewed on my website.
I host 2 blogtalkradio shows. “Unveiling the Infinite” with Jessica Costello on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. and “Mystical Caboodle” with Willie Rosario and Nicole “Snow” Green on Thursday nights from 6:307 p.m.
I am a Reverend under the Trinacrian Rose Church in Salem,Massachusetts.
My website is Psychicjannydi.com. I am on facebook and twitter under Janny Di. Please visit my
website and friend me on facebook !
Q: Final Thoughts?
Janny: If we all show some compassion this world would be such a better place!
What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and
our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning.
– Carl Jung
Anyone ever tell you that you’ve got a really “sexy” energy body? 🙂
In this short exercise…..you’re going to get a crash course on how to activate the amazing intuitive energy that lives within each of us, using proven meditative techniques that feel absolutely awesome….and work wonderfully well as well.
This is a no nonsense spiritual strategy for increasing your intuition, expanding your awareness, and most
importantly, waking UP, slowing down and transforming your life in powerful and purposeful ways.
What you should expect from this simple exercise?
Well, it’s 1 simple technique amongst many others that we teach and preach (and use everyday ourselves)…..but we hope that you’ll start:
- To be inspired to look more deeply, and see the world around you a bit more differently.
- To feel more empowered, enlivened and inspired to explore the magic and mystery of
your own place in the wild, wacky and wonderful world around us all.
- To have practical, easy to try and apply spiritual development tools and techniques that
WORK. (and that you can explore from home)
- This is not just about increasing your intuition or merely becoming “psychic”.
Instead, it’s about re-discovering the part of you that is most alive, awake and engaged
with the world around you.
The REAL Secret?
Once you realize, through personal experience, that there is more to life than just your
body – everything changes and the real MAGIC begins to happen!
Ready to get started?
Let’s start with a simple, symbolic story that I love…and will make a lot of sense to you as
your awareness expands
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish
swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?”
And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at
the other and goes “What the heck is water?”
– THIS IS WATER: David Foster Wallace 2005
There are 2 core ideas from this very simple, silly but sweet story I’d love you to consider:
1: I want you to consider the notion that like the fish in the little story above – you too are swimming in the very warm waters of something magical and mysterious and almost invisible to your everyday awareness.
But once you realize you are in living in an endless ocean of energy, information and awareness, you begin to wake up to the true magic and meaning of life.
2: The more energy you can activate in your body, the more you can dissolve the space between your own personal boundary and the spiritual sea we’re ALL swimming in – all the time.
When this A-ha moment arises, the more awake, alive and connected to that creation consciousness you’ll become. (as a matter of fact, I can promise from my own experiences, that this is 100% true)
Let’s talk some core concepts for psychic and spiritual development that work wonderfully well for activating energy in the body.
7 basic “laws” for my own meditation practice:
- Intention (what you seek)
- Attention (where you focus)
- Sensation (what it feels like)
- Location (Where you feel it)
- Visualization (what you see)
- Concentration (cultivating the super power of fierce focus)
And, not necessarily a rule, but every important, the 7th and final instruction.
Repetition (practice makes perfect, and the more you train your brain…..the more open and expansive your awareness becomes)
We are going to use these 7 “rules” to wake up your energy body, expands your awareness and increase your intuition in a whole suite of spectacular ways…..starting today.
A Crash Course in Awakening the Energy Body (the cup of consciousness)
You are an energy body.
At our core, we are all spiritual beings having an embodied experience.
Your dense physical body masks this true nature, but we are going to lighten you, with
I promise 🙂
Let’s Begin below:
Sit in a position that feels dignified.
(you can stand for this as well, but i find it’s easier to start off in a sitting, relaxed position)
Place your tongue at the roof of your mouth turn your hands up – fingers wide close your eyes
Get settled in your seat, and just focus on your breath for a moment, not forcing it or doing anything special – just allow yourself to notice the breath.
Notice where you feel the sensation of the breath in the body, at the tip of the nose or
in your belly
Allow yourself to relax and allow energy to move through you the way it naturally does
and wants to.
Don’t force it or analyze it.
There is no need to push or move towards or away from anything.
Just notice what you notice, without stress or straining or searching for anything specific
Your job is only to pay attention to what is already happening naturally in your body, on
it’s own….in every moment, whether you notice it or not.
Feel the space where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth.
Maybe you can feel it resting against your teeth
For a moment:
Just feel that – don’t push or apply pressure – just let your attention move to that location
and feel that sensation
Now, try to:
Feel energy in your hands
Start to move your attention to your hands
What do you feel?
If you are like many of us, you will already feel a tingling, warm sensation in the palms of
With your eyes closed, using your attention….and staying with the breath……
try to get as close to that warm, tingling, prickly feeling as you can.
Just allow your attention to lose itself in the sensation of energy….and warmth in the
With your palms facing up, relax your fingers…..turn the palms so that they
are facing each other……and your fingers are facing the sky.
IF you are sitting on a chair that has arm rests, let your elbows rest on them.
Imagine you are holding a gentle cloud of energy between your hands.
Feel it’s warmth.
Feel it move in a circular direction between your hands
With your eyes still closed……
Feel it’s soft, amorphous edges growing and flowing between your hands.
See it as a cloud of shape and color, within your control.
See if you move your hands wider what happens?
Now, try to direct energy from one palm….into the other.
Focus on sending warm energy from one palm into the other.
What does that feel like?
Notice the sensations
Can you feel sensation increasing, or intensifying when you direct energy, to the opposite hand?
With your palms still facing up, bring your middle finger and thumb together and gently press
Now train your attention on the feeling of pressure where the 2 fingers meet.
Try to get as “close” to the sensation of warmth, pressure, tingling, or whatever it is that
you feel in this moment
Many people feel a distinct circular energy moving through the hands at this point – if
you don’t – don’t worry, you eventually will.
(no pressure. (no pun intended! 🙂
Repeat the same general process as above, only now move the attention to your feet.
Feel heaviness in your feet….as if they are immovable, or anchored the floor.
Alternatively, feel your feet as light and airy, as if they are nothing more than diffuse
clouds of tingling sensation and formless energy.
Now, using the power of attention, combine the two:
See if you can totally lose or relinquish the feeling of your hands and feet – just picture a
could of energy, raw sensation (visualization and sensation)
Forget about your hands, and feet and body. Lose their shape and form if you can.
Just allow yourself to dissolve in the space of open energy, simple sensations and pure
Like the fish in water……
Can you recognize the similarity between that ocean of awareness and aliveness around
you….and the energy body within you?
And, ultimately, can you remove the borders and boundaries between “YOU”, the temporary physical body and it’s border and boundaries, and the ocean of endless energy and awareness in which you swim?
Can you dissolve into that?
You can. And you will! (we all will one day, whether we believe it or not)
The more practice you get now, the more familiar you become with your own energy
body, the more amazing, inspiring and cool things you’ll be able to access every day.
An extra credit exercise in the power of presence and the magic of mindfulness try to imagine you are holding a piece of string between your two hands, and that your entire world – your entire awareness, and focus, is located in the space of the string between your hands.
Let all other thoughts, ideas, distractions and mind wandering disappear, and simply stay in the space of your body – from one end of the invisible string to the other.
This is the power of presence.
Be in your body – now – as you already are – but now – with intention – and attention – allow yourself to focus on only the sensation of aliveness that arise in this space.
“Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise.” Kim Harrison
How did this beginner exercise feel? Being with the body is the key to transcending the body, and in my own experience, allowing myself to dissolve into the space of sensations is the very first step in a spiritual journey that has taken me, reliably, to places I once couldn’t have (and wouldn’t have) imagined existed.
Hope this inspired you a bit as well – and look for more advanced techniques from a number of our favorite spiritual authors, artists and ethereal explorers on our Facebook page in September!
PS: We want to hear from YOU!
Share your thoughts (and experiences!) with us in the community comments below, or on our Facebook page here!
Welcome to another edition of Conversations with Clairvoyants, where we feature Q and A style interviews with some of our favorite psychics, mediums, healers, spiritual teachers and trainers working in the world today!
These informal interviews are designed to add depth, dimension and detail to many of the faces you see on our pages… and offer an insightful, intuitive and inspiring insight into the “why” behind what so many of our members do for a living.
We hope these conversations offer you a bit more insight into the unique biographies and life stories behind some of our favorite spiritual teachers, and offer up some provocative conversation starters should you want to reach out and connect any of our community favorites for your own reading.
Today’s interview is with psychic medium Heidi Jaffe, who was one of the very first mediums I was told about when we launched the Famous Psychic Medium directory, not only, I was told……because she in my home state (Florida), but is amazingly gifted, and incredibly gracious as well! (something I can now certainly attest to as well!)
I want to thank Heidi for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to answer some questions about her practice, the psychic profession and some of the unique insights she’s gleaned on her own journey.
You can read the full interview below!
Q1: Hi Heidi – I’d like to start by asking, when did you first know you had a special gift?
A: I had quite a few experiences as a child seeing and hearing spirits, but I honestly thought it was my imagination. I used to see and hear my great grandmother, in particular all of the time after she passed. As a teenager I would get scared that if I thought about something too much that I would make it happen. Not in the sense that I had any power to make anything happen whatsoever, I just didn’t understand that I was getting glimpses of future events happening at the time. Then later in my life I had activity pick up all around me.
I would hear people walking up and down my hall and pennies would fly off counters or drop out of mid air onto the floor. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I truly realized that I could do what I could do. Then it came on fast and strong. The floodgates opened and I never turned back. I have since dedicated my life to this work. After I realized my gift, I educated myself in the field and got myself trained at the best schools with the best psychic mediums I could find. I think it is incredibly important to be educated and trained in this line of work.
There are too many people with undeveloped gifts, or no gifts at all who have little to no experience out there that end up damaging people who are very fragile. I get a lot of them who come to me and I have to try to undo the crap that has been put in their heads. Some of the stories I have heard are ridiculous! I think the saying is something like “they know just enough to be dangerous”.
Q2: Is there a certain type of psychic “skill” you specialize in?
We all have our strengths and specialties. Mine is communication to the other side and Spiritual Guidance, or what most people would call a Psychic reading. I do not use any divination tools at all. In a Mediumistic reading, I connect to my client’s loved ones and deliver detailed messages from them. In a Spiritual reading, I connect to my clients through my psychic abilities and through spirit guides to pick up on what is going on in their life. Then I can tap into the people and the situations in their life they are concerned with. I can see past and present issues going on and help them see where that path is going in the future. Through help from my spirit guides, I can help guide them in their continued direction or help them make a left or a right turn instead.
Q3: How did your friends and family respond when you first shared that this was going to be your life’s work?
The first time I told people, the responses were all over the place from total support to extreme curiosity, and total disbelief. But, overall I’m very fortunate that I have a lot of support from my friends and family. I’ve ended up giving half of them specific messages from their loved ones on the other side that are undeniable, so that helps a little, lol.
Q4: What is the reading process like? Can you describe it for our audience?
When a client comes in, I always want to make sure they are comfortable. I explain how I work and see if they have any questions before we start. I let them know that there are no stupid questions in my office. I like my clients to feel completely safe to go through whatever emotions they need to. There is always a lot of laughter in my readings that being said. But, not because the subject is funny. It’s quite the contrary. I keep it light because I know how heavy it can be. My clients will always get what they need when they have a session with me. It isn’t always what they expected to get or thought they needed, but it always makes sense to them.
You may be told some things that may not make sense at the time of the reading because they haven’t happened yet. I end up getting lots of emails from clients letting me know that the one thing that didn’t make sense either happened, or they found the item I was speaking about, etc. I love keeping in touch with my clients and hearing about how it all pans out with them. If you are getting a mediumistic reading I always give plenty of evidence so that you have no doubt about whom you are in contact with. I want to make sure from my side as well, so I know I am delivering the correct messages from the right spirit! I want that confirmation just as much as you do.
Every reading is so different. Every one has different reasons for wanting to contact a loved one, and different needs in various places in their life. No reading is alike. The only common thing is to know that a loved one is ok.
Q5: How do you deal with the skeptics and cynics that invariably crop up in the peanut gallery?
I have skeptical clients come in occasionally. They don’t bother me much. I do my best to put them at ease and information eventually comes though that changes their mind. If someone comes in completely closed down, I cannot help them if they won’t open up. If you come in with your mind made up, then you are wasting your time and my time. Luckily, I have amazing clients so I don’t deal with that much, if at all. Most people who come in are ready to have the experience.
Q6: How do you recommend people who are curious but not convinced go about the process of picking a reader?
I would get a feel for their personality, read their testimonials, see if they have any education in their field and honestly go with your gut.
Q7: How should clients prepare for a reading? Is there anything that people should do before they come in?
Putting out to the universe who you hope to hear from helps, writing down questions that you want answered and getting a good night of sleep all help make a reading flow much easier. Also, just coming in with no expectations is key. If you get caught up just in what you want to hear, or think you should hear you could miss some very important information and messages. You have to allow yourself to open up.
Q8: With so many different psychics, mediums, and spiritual teachers in the world, one of the most common questions I get via email from our public audience is – are all mediums the same? Of course I always reply that no two doctors, or designers or candle stick makers are the same – we all have our own unique way of putting our work into the world.
So I’d like to ask you, what makes YOU and your work unique? Is there something “special” about your process, or perspective that helps you stand out in the sea of spiritual help that is available?
I am known for my upfront and down to earth personality. I never try to be anything more than what I am. I take my job very seriously, but I don’t take myself very seriously. So, if I mess something up or say something silly I will always laugh at myself. I don’t pretend to have all of the answers.
No one has them, though many claim to. I am very honest and speak to my clients from my heart. I think my clients appreciate that. There is no ego or flash in my readings. It’s real and authentic.
My readings are filled with a lot of laughter and a lot of support. I don’t judge and do my best to give my clients the guidance and peace that they need. My clients feel safe when they are in a session with me and that means the world to me. I keep in touch with most of my clients, so that makes me smile and know I am doing something right.
Q9: What is the most rewarding part of this profession for You?
Honestly, I love helping people. I get to be a part of a unique experience that changes someone’s life forever. I am unbelievably honored and humbled to have a part in that. It never gets old and I love every client I have ever worked with…well, mostly, lol. Giving someone peace and clarity so that they can move on and be happy is the greatest feeling. That is why I work so hard at my job. I am always pushing my limits, strengthening my connection to spirit, and expanding my knowledge in this field so that I can be the best psychic medium I can be for my clients on both sides : )
Q10: Lastly, my own spiritual journey….. which has taken me around the world, and from being a pretty devoutly disinterested agnostic, to someone who has now witnessed first hand some of the magic and the mystery of the “spirit” universe in amazing and inspiring ways I still struggle to integrate and understand, how much skepticism should one bring to this process?
A: Well, the information you are receiving should makes sense to you, so it’s not about the level of skepticism you bring. It’s about being open. If you are completely shut down, that can make a psychic reading challenging. The information you receive should have nothing to do with whether you are skeptical or not. It is a fact, or it isn’t.
For instance if you are in a mediumistic reading and your father comes through and you are told that the man says he is your father and that he was a tall, loving man who smoked, or whatever it is, or he wasn’t. There is no convincing of anything there. Or in a psychic reading, you are told that you are working as an accountant, about to move, in a troubled relationship, etc…you either are, or you aren’t. See what I mean? The only thing that gets tricky is future information. You just have to roll with that one and take it with a grain of salt and see if it happens. You’ll find out if it was true eventually, right?
Agreed! Okay, so finally……how did you first get started when it came to finding clients, and how do people who want to learn more get in touch with you now?
My business began completely on referrals. Within a few weeks of opening an office, I was already getting booked 6 weeks out. I still get loads of referrals, but I also advertise online to expand my reach. I now have clients across the globe.
You can contact me through FamousPsychicMediums.com, of course : )
Visit my website www.heidithemedium.com and contact me through the Contact page, or give me a call at (407) 615-1986.
Please also check out my Facebook page www.facebook.com/heidithemedium.
Thanks so much to Heidi for being so gracious with her time, experience, expertise and insight….we truly enjoyed reading her answers and insight, and hope you did too!
Want to learn more about Heidi Jaffe and some of what she has planned for 2014 and beyond? Visit Heidi on Facebook, or visit her website HERE.
Have a psychic, medium or spiritual teacher that YOU would love to see interviewed?
Q: Who are the best psychics in California? If you had to pick just ONE medium in Los Angeles to get a reading from, who would it be?
A: Ethan asked us this on Facebook earlier today, and it’s not all that uncommon of a question. (although of course, the city, state or locality tends to change often, predicated on WHERE the person who is asking, is located 🙂
Here is the thing when it comes to ranking “the best of…” when it comes to psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, spiritual life coaches in los angeles, California overall, or ANY city and state in the Country. (or in the world, for that matter)
It’s subjective. There IS no definitive list of the best psychics or spiritual life coaches, or mediums, or otherwise. Your personality, and your needs, and your specific resonance, unique intuition and and conscious connection to the spiritual professional is AS important, as their ability to help you get what you want or need.
This is much more applicable, in my view, to spiritual services than it may be to lawyers, accountants or other speciality services that one CAN often measure on the basis of “who is the best” in a profession in a given moment in time.
Okay, with that out of the way? Let’s take a quick look at how to find the best psychic or medium in Los Angeles for ETHAN, and then I will make a recommendation for everyone as well.
1 – When searching for a local psychic, DO pay close attention to the quality of the results in the search engines. For example, when Ethan sent us a link to the list of the best mediums in LA, it had several people on it that we have never heard of, which is totally okay and expected. BUT, the person who “owns” the site that lists the top readers? She had HERSELF as the first person as the “best psychic medium” in Los Angeles 🙂 Now that is totally kosher from a marketing and self promotion perspective, but it’s not going to give you the most “fair” assesement of who really is #1, right?
2 – Be very wary of words like “certified psychics” or “accredited” or “voted best” and phrases like that. Why? Because there is NO true way to certify a psychic or medium. There ARE some credible places that do certify mediums (the non profit Windbridge Institute in Arizona, for example – who study mediumship in a scientific way and are heavy hitters in the parapsychology world, and the ForeverFamily Foundation, who also certify mediums in a legit scientific way) – BUT, these are the exception and not the rule. (and very few of the mediums who advertise themselves as “certified” are aware of, or belong to or have been certified by either of these organizations)
3 – Sites like Bob Olson’s psychic directory, which rank “the best psychics” also are fee based and charge money for “premium or featured” or best of listings, which automatically should discount the credibility that this sort of “award” should offer. Do note that the famouspsychicmediums directory, which you are reading now, ALSO charges for premium or featured listings – so even when you browse OUR site for los angeles mediums, you should know that the “featured” profiles are generally fee based results.
4 – Lastly, remember that unless you NEED to see a psychic or medium in person, you aren’t confined to your geography – be it California, Colorado or Conneticut. You can call a good medium anywhere in the world these days, so finding someone that is local to you, is ONLY important if you insist on getting the reading in person.
5 – As far as who we would recommend right now – in March of 2017, as the top medium in Los Angeles?
It’s subjective of course, but in terms of someone NOT all that well known, but really, really good, we’d recommend you check out Medium Fleur. She’s not “famous” (like Tyler Henry, let’s say….the most FAMOUS los angeles medium at the moment 🙂 but she IS very well reviewed and received by many we know, and several close friends who live and work in Los Angeles have told me personal experiences with Fleur, and several others have been at her events and been really blown away by her evidential mediumship.
So that’s it from our side. What about yours? Who do YOU believe are the top psychics in Los Angeles? Have you seen a medium in LA and been blown away? Share with us on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Am I psychic, or crazy?
Ever get the feeling that your intuitive antenna is beeping like crazy, and you aren’t sure WHAT (or who) to trust? One of the best questions that any of us can ask ourselves is, WHAT do I trust? Do you go with your gut…..or do you listen to the advice, input and outside influence that the world offers us, in any and every given moment.
Friends, family, foes……everyone has something to say, and far too many of us take direction from something (or somewhere) outside of ourselves.
Listen to your heart. Trust your intuition. THAT is what has gotten you safely to this exact moment in time, and if you tune it in and tune it UP you’ll find the answers, and insight and inspiration to go forward lies there as well.
We get a lot of questions from people who want to know if they are becoming psychic, or just going crazy. 🙂 Check out some of our favorite articles, from around the web, on just that…..below!
3. You always felt different – When your were little did you feel like you didn’t quite fit in? Do you feel that way now?
It’s like you can’t quite put a finger on it, but you’ve always known there was something different about you… Not something better about you, just… different. Like, maybe you long for deeper connections, but it’s hard to find others to relate to.
4. You see things in your peripheral vision (clairvoyance) – For example, orbs, “sparkles”, shadows, or flashing light. I like to call these Spirit lights! These are also indicators that you’re clairvoyant. If you developed your gifts, you would be able to see spirit in your mind’s eye.
5. You feel things about places (clairsentience) – You walk into a room or drive by a building you’ve never been in and it’s like SHAZAM! Your body tingles, you get a shiver, or the energy seems to “palpate” with heat, cold, or heaviness.
You say things like, “That place has a great vibe,” or “That place FEELS awful!“.
Am I a Medium? What are the signs? Are all mediums also psychic? If not…..why not?
Here is a quick chart we put together earlier this morning on some of the lesser known signs you may be a medium. There are lots of OBVIOUS things you can read all over the web about psychic development, or traits of a medium, etc – but many of the more abstract qualities are what separates PRACTICING mediums, from folks who are just getting flashes of illumination, inspiration and insight from the ethereal realms.
The good news is most of these skills can be cultivated with practice and awareness exercises. For example, one can practice visualizing and interpreting imagery, and that certainly strengthens the cultivation of the sort of concentration a good medium needs to stay on message.
For some other thoughts on the traits of a medium, check out some of the other resources around the web below:
By definition, a medium is a type of psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. Natural born mediums have always had their abilities, while latent mediums develop them later in life. A medium uses their intuitive skills to see the events (past, present, and future) of someone by reading the spiritual energy around that person. Though mediums and psychics are controversial figures, they are very prevalent in today’s culture. If you’re curious about the world of psychics and spirituality, look carefully at yourself and your past to see if you have the qualities typically associated with a medium.
Do you need to have a specific gift, or spiritual superpower to be a light worker, helper or healer….or does ANYONE who works in the service of others count?
We get a lot of questions about this topic in general, and many people will ask if all psychics and mediums are lightworkers. My feeling may surprise you, but in my experience, most psychics and mediums, are NOT light workers by dint of their gift…..but instead, are through the expression of it in the world.
Here is what I mean:
Just because you have a certain level of natural intuition, or are “tuned” to a different frequency than most, doesn’t mean that you are using that gift in the expression of spiritual service. In that respect, INTENTION is the key thing that separates natural intuition from doing magical, meaningful work in the world.
In addition? Lightworkers can be any of us who choose to express love, compassion, and action in the world that offers hope, help and healing to those who need it most. Buddhism talks about lightworkers, too. As a matter of fact…..the word “Bodhisattva” was used thousands of years before the term lightworker came into the language, and it means any of us who “wake up” and give ourselves up in the act of healing the world.
Judaism has the phrase “Tikkun Olam” which means charity, service and the actual repairing of the world in the service of the divine order.
Any of us has the opportunity to wake up and change the world in our own wild, weird and wonderful ways, meaning that you don’t need an unusual gift to be the most spiritual person on your street. 🙂
What do YOU think makes a lightworker?
Is it some special skill, or is it defined by how you transform the lives of others in your orbit and universe?
Interested in exploring your past lives?
Dr. Brian Weiss leads some of the best and most powerful and profound past life regression workshops and events throughout the year. While past lives and reincarnation are controversial topics EVEN in the new age and spiritual growth communities, there is no doubt that watching a past life regression being done live, in front of hundreds of people, can be a helpful, healing and transformative experience. Better yet? Participating in a group hypnosis experience, where YOU feel like you have been transported to a different time, place and dimension, can be equally as exciting, inspiring and life changing as well.
We’ve attended several Brian Weiss events over the years, and have participated in several online workshops as well, and while not ALL of our group believed in past lives before the sessions…..most walked away thinking something truly profound had transpired.
Interested in experiencing the magic and mystery of past life hypnosis yourself? There is no one better to learn from than Dr. Brian Weiss. (his first book, Many Lives, Many Masters was MY first foray into the wild and wonderful world of reincarnation possibility)
Check out some of his upcoming events in the Spring of 2017 at the link below.
Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas – Intensive Workshop
Intensive All-Day Workshop – Brian L. Weiss and Amy E. Weiss
Part of the Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas Weekend Conference
The Westgate Resort and Casino
10:00 am – 5:00 pm followed by a book signing with both authors
Sponsor: Hay House, Inc.
Phone: (800) 654-5126 in U.S.
Phone: (760) 431-7695 International
Fax: (800) 650-5115
Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.
The great lesson we learn from near death experiencers and people who cross over and come back is this: Our lives have a purpose. Our lives have an individual purpose. There is something each of us is uniquely suited to do, and we each has a drive or spiritual urge to find that one thing and express it in the world with passion, purpose and power.
Some people do that through work in the world, and some do it at home, or through the rich and rewarding relationships we foster with t those who need us most.
It may not matter HOW you express it, but it does matter that you do. There is no worse feeling than knowing you are “meant” to do something different…..but not knowing exactly what that thing is.
Here are 5 soul purpose questions that can help you find your life purpose in 5 minutes…..or at least give you a gentle nudge in the direction of your destiny.
Is Tyler Henry Fake? Is the Hollywood Medium the real deal….or just another psychic medium or inspirational spiritual teacher doomed to disappoint?
With so many people finding hope, help and healing from psychic mediums, it’s no surprise that many skeptics, cynics and NON believers tend to diminish and disregard the spiritual skills of many of the best known luminaries in the helping and healing spaces. It should obviously be no surprise then, that Tyler Henry has become the target of much derision from the very folks who believe that ALL psychics and mediums are fake, fraudulent and simply making it ALL up.In this issue of “Doubtful News”, the author of this piece (a well known skeptic and paranormal de-bunker) puts Tyler Henry in her crosshairs, and attacks his credibilty and bona fides in a whole bunch of different ways. The truth is, regardless of how much “science” she attempts to incorporate in her take down of Tyler Henry, she simply has NO idea whether or not her skepticism is warranted, or not.
Here is a simple question:
Do YOU believe in life after death? Do you have an intuition that consciousness or the YOU that makes up the central piece of the puzzle that IS in fact, you……continues on after physical life ends? And if that IS in fact true…what do you believe happens to that awareness when the body is no longer animated with life? Is it possible that you can still communicate with those of us in the living? And IF that is true, (as most people DO believe) what is to say that someone especially gifted cannot be a conduit to communicating beetween this world and the next?
Tyler Henry seems to have appeared out of nowhere to wow celebs like the Kardashians (who seemed a bit too easily wowed by just shiny things). But that’s all we have from Tyler. He’s not shown the world what he says he can do. Susan Gerbic writing at Skeptical Inquirer online looked into this psychic newcomer to see what’s what. It isn’t any less icky than the usual psychic swill. It’s a good story about psychic awakening. He says he just wants to help people (don’t they all) including parents of suicides (that makes him, as Susan says “people who prey on families when they are the most desperate and vulnerable”). Some may argue that his kind of help during bereavement is actually beneficial. Others say he is just another (albeit innocent looking) “grief vampire” like the late and often mistaken Sylvia Browne or the several other psychics who get rich taking money from those who fervently believe psychics can talk to their lost loved ones.
Laura Lynn Jackson has emerged as one of the most interesting, engaging and inspiring psychic mediums of the last few years. While not nearly as well known as some of her more celebrity counterparts, her excellent book “The Light Between Us” and her inspiring readings have cultivated a passionate and enthusiastic fan base around the globe
Not only does Laura do readings for the public in private readings and open events, her work with law enforcement has attracted attention from mainstream media both large and small. check out the feature interview, and video on the Huffington Post below.
Psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson has had a colorful life of experiences with energy from the other side, and she discusses her spiritual gifts in her new book, The Light Between Us. During a conversation with HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Thursday, Jackson explained the time she was enlisted by a daughter looking for her missing father, which led to surprisingly effective results.
“I connected with her father on the other side, who told me he had drowned and where his body was and when it would be found,” Jackson said. “And apparently the detective said — once the body was found during the month he had told me — [the detective] said, ‘I’ve never experienced this, where it’s almost as if somebody wrote the end of this case as a book.’”
Looking for some rest and relaxation in LA? Want to rejuventate your spiritual energy in a safe and nurturing atmosphere?
Check out some of super spiritual hot spots recommended by Aiden Chase for rest, relaxation and a battery boost you WON’T find on the local list of Yelp recommendations 🙂 We’ve had a bunch of readers ask for some great secret spiritual spots in LA, and while we can’t attest for all of them ourselves, the sacred spots below come with lots of mystical magic and mojo. Check them out below!
For almost a decade, psychic to the stars Aiden Chase has been high in demand for his intuitive business strategy consulting, healing capabilities and good old-fashion psychic readings. One of Hollywood’s Must-Have Psychics, Aiden — aka “Hollywood’s Healer” — is a bastion of knowledge for L.A.’s best spots (energetically speaking). Aiden spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed the top places he sends his clients for making deals, boosting energy and besting selves.
Q: Who are the top psychics in the United States? Is there a list of the best mediums in one place? How expensive is it to make an appointment with a celebrity psychic or famous medium? And…..am I better off seeing a local psychic instead?
We get a lot of questions about the best psychic mediums in the United States, and the truth is, there IS no one single list or resource that is worth reading.
Here is why:
1 – Many of the “top psychic lists” are contrived or created by marketing folks, not people interested in genuine mediums.
For example? Running the famouspsychicmediums directory, and other communities of psychics, mediums, healers, spiritual coaches and inspiring authors, the truth is, we see all sorts of BAD mediums being included in TOP lists. (someone emailed us over the weekend, for example…..claiming to be one of the top 10 psychics in the world, and her “proof” was, there was a badly designed book on Amazon published earlier this month, CALLED “the best 10 mediums in the USA” and her name was in it. Of course, that doesn’t mean SHE didn’t publish that book, or the psychic “hotline” she worked for didn’t publish it, etc – and this is the problem we find with ANY list that claims to be the definitive source for the best in ANY profession….but especially this one, as it’s so subjective.
2 – There really are tons of different types of mediums, too.
There are physical mediums, which is a very different (and much more rare) phenomena than mental mediums. A mental medium gets impressions, sees or hears “spirit”, interprets signs and symbols, etc – and communicates that with their clients. A physical medium actually PRODUCES phenomena, and while controversial…..and much more rare, there are physical mediums working in the world today, and they have to be judged by a whole different criteria as well. (you can read about the SCOLE experiment for examples of physical mediums, or just google the term, and you’ll see some real investigations, into incredible phenomena, that a select few of these people are able to produce that will blow your mind.)
3 – As far as celebrity mediums? The top psychics or mediums in the US, based strictly on popularity, as measured by online interest are:
- Theresa Caputo
- Tyler Henry
- John Edward
- James Van Praagh
- Lisa Williams
- John Holland
- Kim Russo
You could also include people like:
- Uri Geller (who is the BEST known internationally, although he wouldn’t consider himself a psychic medium in the conventional sense of the word)
- Paul Selig (for his amazing and inspiring books and channeled readings)
- George Anderson (a truly gifted, if not reclusive medium)
Of course there are more, but this list, in 2017, based on our own traffic and the interest in our own communities, is a pretty good list for those of you wanting to know who the most famous are. This doesn’t mean of course, that these are the best, or that you are going to be able to get an appointment (easily or affordably) with any of them!
Often times, your best bet is to see a local psychic or medium, if you are curious or just called to explore the experience, rather than spend days, weeks or many months on a waiting list to see someone who may not be any better than someone around the corner from you, that you could find at a local spiritual meetup or event, and who COULD change your life forever. (especially if you are skeptical about spiritual matters, right now)
Who do YOU believe are the top mediums? Who would YOU recommend your friends or family see if they wanted proof that these experiences are real? Share with us via email, on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Q: How do I make an appointment with John Edward? Does he still do private readings? And if I can’t get an appointment to get a psychic readings, are his public events the next best thing?
While we can’t help you get a private reading with John Edward, (his waitlist is long, and his process for picking new clients is a bit pot luck) I can tell you that is public events, where he DOES do readings for many in the audience, are well worth checking out.
Here is his event schedule for Spring and Summer of 2017. (We’ve gone as a group to several public events, and small private sessions too – and have some pretty extraordinary experiences with John Edwards we’d be happy to share with anyone who wants to inquire privately – all good! 🙂
You can also connect with John via his social media, as he’s fairly active, or via his private membership site, which does offer some unique opportunities for private, one on one appointments, webinars and other similar things.
— JOHN EDWARD 🔦 (@psychicmediumje) March 11, 2017
Seance: A Guide for a Living is a great book written by the talented medium Suzanne Northrup. We’ve had several readers tell us that this is the first book that has really opened up their eyes to the notion that life after life COULD be a possibility, and Suzanne’s Northrup’s work has been featured in many different mainstream venues…..from the pioneering work of Dr. Gary Schwartz on evidential mediums, to police and law enforcement acknowledgements around the globe.
There are about 25 books that we recommend people read who are interested in exploring the evidence for the afterlife, but aren’t feeling the new age vibe….or don’t find some of the popular, mainstream stuff as compelling. (typically folks who are a bit more science minded, or skeptical than many of the more credulous members of our community to believe it ALL 🙂
Suzanne has a few books in that recommended reading list, and Seance: A Guide for Living is a great place to begin. (it’s an older book – about 25 years ago or so, but it’s well worth the read)
What are YOUR favorite books on spiritual development, personal growth or the best evidence that life doesn’t end at death?
Is there life after death? what is the evidence? What does science say? What types of experiences are the MOST interesting, inspiring or compelling?
A fascinating video from late last month (Feb 2017) with some of the smartest scientists who are studying evidence for the afterlife…..from past life memories in small children, to death bed visions, to apparitions, mediums and more. Watch some of the best minds discuss some of the best evidence, that death is NOT the end.
What do YOU believe? Have you had an experience that suggests there is MORE to life than meets the eye? Share with us on Facebook….or in the community comments below!
What is an evidence based psychic medium? How do evidential readings differ from more conventional messages from mediums? Is there training required, or are those born with the gift…..born with the gift?
An interesting article with Boston based psychic medium John Holland, where he describes his experience of going from a local part time tarot reader, to becoming one of a handful of the most well known mediums in the world. John Describes his travel and training overseas (in the UK) as a formative part of his journey from someone who had a gift, to a widely sought after spiritual teacher with best selling books…..and sold out events worldwide.
Training DOES play a part in the cultivation of any skill, and that’s doubly true when it comes to cultivating an expanded awareness and spiritual sensitivity to the information and impressions that are always available. (if we allow ourselves to tap into them)
One of our favorite spiritual metaphors comes from the great mindfulness meditation teacher, also from Boston – Jon Kabat Zinn:
He tells us, if we want to learn how to live mindfully, with passion and purpose and power, the key is to “tune our instruments”. And this is certainly something John Holland, by dint of his training, would readily agree.
Check out the full interview with John Holland, and his 2017 events, at the link following the short excerpt below.
“What struck me, when I devoured those books on spirit communication and leading mediums, was that they were all from the UK. And I said to myself, ‘If I could only go to England and study with these people how great would that be?’
“Well, two weeks after that I stepped on someone’s foot at a party and we chatted and I discovered he was from England. Although not a Spiritualist he knew about Spiritualist churches. He lived in Bristol and told me there were 10 churches in the area. I was amazed.
“His name is Simon Steel and we got to know each other, and he invited me over to England.”
It was a tempting offer but not one that seemed likely to materialize since John had a job and a rented apartment in Los Angeles. When his job suddenly came to an end a visit to the UK became more achievable, but he didn’t want to lose his apartment. However, a solution soon presented itself.
“An American friend of mine called me and said, ‘I’d love to come to California and study writing. I know you want to go to England. How about if you were to go to England, I’d pay your rent and live at your place while you’re gone?’”
Everything had effortlessly fallen into place to enable John to realize his ambition.
If you ask a lot of psychic mediums, or spiritual explorers, many will tell you that there are a lot of parallels between the dreaming state….and what happens after we die.
Many of you probably already know that what the Buddhists believe about the Bardo state, which is where the soul goes immediately after life, is often described in dream like language and metaphor. (actually, many buddhists believe that our entire lives are akin to a dream, and the REAL “reality” is what we see when we leave this world!)
There are many others who describe out of body experiences in a similar vein – that when we dream, we are experiencing the obe state, even if most of us don’t remember it.
Of course, most scientists will laugh at these descriptions, and call them spiritual silliness or new age nonsense.
Which is why TODAY’s article, from the Indpendent, packs such a punch.
Not only do these tests seem to confirm that brain activity goes on at least 10 minutes after death, the brain wave patterns measured by these “dead” patients, seem to match those that we identify as sleep state brain waves.
It’s all very cool stuff…and must more magic, meaning and mystery about this experience of being alive!
Check out the whole article after the short excerpt below.
Brain activity may continue for more than 10 minutes after the body appears to have died, according to a new study.
Canadian doctors in an intensive care unit appear to have observed a person’s brain continuing to work even after they were declared clinically dead.
In the case, doctors confirmed their patient was dead through a range of the normal observations, including the absence of a pulse and unreactive pupils. But tests showed that the patients’ brain appeared to keep working – experiencing the same kind of brain waves that are seen during deep sleep.
Q: Is it safe to see a psychic in my area, or should I stick to phone readings with mediums I’ve spoken to in the past…..but who now live far away?
We’ve gotten a few questions this week about rating and reviewing local psychics, and whether or not a local tarot reader, psychic medium or spiritual teacher is “safe” to see. Considering our directory is comprised mostly of local readers of one type or another (after all….ALL mediums are “local” to somewhere, even if they are very well known, they LIVE somewhere in a neighborhood of one type or another 🙂 we never hesitate to recommend that our audience check out folks where they specifically live.
Some do’s and don’ts for seeking out local spiritual advice?
Try to get some feedback from friends, family, FB, or anywhere that you trust. While it’s rarely a problem to see someone new or that you’ve never heard of, like any other decision in life, a referral or recommendation is always best.
Always know your limits going in. Never have a “flexible” budget for a reading, and always know what you will be paying before the reading starts. (preferably, and usually, far before you show up in person)
If seeing a medium, get prepared ahead of time. Who do you want to connect with? What questions do you have? What would you consider EVIDENCE that a medium is providing information they couldn’t know on their own? (understanding what makes a reading “evidential” can be important to understand ahead of time, just to maintain your sense of integrity about your confidence in the reading later, especially when you tell friends and family about what happened, IF you are really impressed)
Have fun! A good reading is supposed to be a good experience, and a good experience with a real psychic, medium or spiritual teacher should be healing, helpful and dare we say…..ENJOYABLE, too!
For some more advice on finding psychics near you? Check out some additional resources around the web, below.
With 2017 bringing a new year of fun, family and spirit to TLC, Theresa Caputo and the Long Island Medium are more popular than ever. Theresa’s new book, “Good Grief…..” is already a best seller for months…… and it’s only being released in mid March!
So how did Theresa Caputo get her start? When was she born? How did she discover her gift?
Was she BORN a medium….and if not, how long has she been seeing or speaking to spirit? We get TONS and tons of questions about the Long Island Medium, and with her new season (and new book) in full spring, we thought we’d create a simple, fun visualization of how she got her start!
If you liked this, feel free to share with with YOUR family, friends and fans of Theresa and the Long Island Medium show on TV! (we know a lot of “closet” fans of the show as well, those big tough guys who won’t admit it to their friends, but who love the show as much as we do, so if you have any of those in YOUR life, share this with THEM as well! 😉
Q: What is the easiest way to activate the energy body, or increase vibration to experience out of body states, astral travel or extended consciousness?
A: In my view, the best meditation for raising vibration is a body scan meditation, or what is often called “sweeping” as taught by Vipassana/insight in Eastern cultures, or mindfulness trainers in the West.
Here is a short audio I recorded for our “extended awareness” course (you can see it here if you want more) that explains some of the various ways you can sweep the body, or scan your body to have intense experiences of that have a very tangible vibrational quality.
You can also follow along with the infographic/visualization attached which illustrates the meditation for raising vibration using the body scan technique.
Are you an empath? There are many different signs and symbols that you may be more empathic, or intuitive than most. The truth is, anytime I see a list that claims to capture ALL of the traits of an empath, or spiritual seeker of any type, I know from past experience that not ALL things, will apply to ALL people.
But as a general rule? Working with over 400 professional psychics, mediums, healers, and spiritual teachers over the last few years as part of the famouspsychicmediums.com community, there ARE some pretty clear signs and signals that someone is “special”.
There are 2 on this list that I find MOST common in people who are unusually gifted.
1 – The ability to connect, care and be curious about others in their orbit, rather than urge to ignore, judge or otherwise ostracize people with whom they disagree. Compassion, in some sense (as well as curiosity, which often is a quality that CULTIVATES compassion) is something that you will find emanates and radiates from a true empath, and often in a way that even hard core skeptics and cynics can’t ignore.
As an example of this, I had a really funny experience a year or two ago, where a well known medium in our local community, and someone I had worked with often, had an event that was attended by a small group of people who claimed there was no such thing as psychic ability, and all mediums were fake.
After spending 3 hours in a small room watching her work, the lead “skeptic” of the group approached me and said – “I’m not sure whether I believe everything I just watched, but she does have a beneficient energy that is impossible to ignore”
And it really was true. There are some people who radiate a quality of connection, care and compassion in an almost angelic way, that even if you don’t believe in much else, it’s hard not to notice you are in the presence of someone special.
2 – The second quality is simply a willingness to live from the heart space, rather than the head space. There is an amazing and never ending intuitive intelligence that arises from the heart, that you’ll never get from the head. As a rational and “thinking” type myself, this has always been a huge challenge – to TRUST that living from a space of flow, and intuitive instinct in the goodness of things working out the way they will, and that everything WILL be okay in the end, this is a gift that can transform your life in wild, weird and wonderful ways. The best spiritual teachers I’ve met have embodied this in an undeniable way. And if you find yourself stuck in your skull rather than the heart – it’s a subtle shift that will open you up in crazy cool and creative ways. And as we’ll cover in some of the awareness exercises throughout the course – it’s really the gift that keeps on giving as well!
What is the best evidence for an afterlife? What do YOU think? We get lots of questions about what we believes is the best evidence for life after death, and to us….the “proof” doesn’t come from ONE type of experience at all.
Rather, there are many different experiences that all together, ALL seem to point to the same transcendent and inspired reality. That you are MORE than a body, and that death is merely a transition from one type of existence, to the next.
Here are 8 different types of experiences that ordinary people have everyday that all together, are VERY persuasive that there is far more to life than meets the eye 🙂
For example? Death bed visions are rarely spoken about, and yet…..they are amongst the most powerful and transformative experiences that one can have or witness, providing a glimmer or glimpse into what may await us all when the spirit separates from the body. (death bed visions are often called “nearing death awareness” or even terminal lucidity in hospice care settings, and often include a seemingly miraculous return to lucidity in the moments before death. Ask any hospice nurse what they have witnessed in these meaningful moments, and they will tell you stories that most “mediums” can’t match!)
And of course, there are many more – from the past life memories of small children, to out of body and near death experiences, to ADC’s (after death communication) that some studies suggest over 60% of surviving spouses will have after losing their loved one….and 75%+ of parents who lose a child will experience as well.
What do YOU believe is the best evidence for life after death? Share your stories on our facebook page, or in the community comments below.
How can I increase my intuition? Which psychic abilities are the easiest two learn? Is enhanced intuition something you are born with, or is it something you can develop at any age?
We get a lot of questions about learning to develop a more refined sense of intuitive awareness. And who DOESN’T want to be more in touch with their inner creative compass? For many of us…..this is the ONE true thing we can trust to guide us, often gently (although sometimes not :)…..in the direction of our destiny.
The good news? We have a psychic challenge coming in March! Learn how to enhance your intuition and expand your awareness with simple exercise that guide you to a more powerful, purposeful and wise world of creative consciousness.
Check out our Facebook page HERE for updates on our enhanced intuition challenge, and how you can sign up as well.
For some more ways to increase your connection to “spirit” or a sense of purpose and greater guidance in your life? Check out some of other resources from around the web, below. (hint – my favorite of the bunch is the “test your hunches” exercise, something that ALL of us should be doing more, rather than less!
3. Pay attention to your dreams.
When the cognitive mind is busy, it can override the intuitive right brain and the subconscious mind, the wellspring of intuition. But when you’re sleeping, your cognitive mind rests and opens space for the subconscious mind to signal you in dreams.
4. Get creative.
Engaging in creative activities, such as drawing, scrapbooking, or free-flow journaling, quiets the cognitive mind and allows your intuition to speak up.
6. Test your hunches.
Got a feeling which horse will win at the track? Getting a sense that it will rain tomorrow even though the weather forecast says it won’t? Do you just know your best friend’s new guy is bad news? If you have feelings about what might happen in the future, write down your hunches, then check them later. See how often you were right.
Theresa Caputo’s newest book “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones and Learn to Live Again” is scheduled for a March 2017 release.
It’s going to be a much different read than her previous books, and offers up exercises, meditations, journaling techniques and healing modalities equally as rooted in psychology, as spirituality. (something that many new age books tend to either overlook, or omit)
Theresa Caputo also shares her own struggles with anxiety, and how a connection with spirit has helped her transform her life, and in the process…..transform the lives of millions of others who have vicariously participated in her readings, or the many thousands who have seen her in person, both in live events or private session.
Get the book on Amazon here – you can download a free chapter from Amazon once the book officially is available in Mid March 2017.
How much practice does it take to become psychic? Does a natural medium need to work on her ability? Can you become MORE psychic or more skilled as a medium with more readings, or is where you are NOW, sort of where you end up?
Psychic mediums work just as hard as any other profession does to hone, improve and optimize our craft. Here is a short interview with Maria Halvorsen, who shares her experiences as a professional medium and the amount of dedication it takes to do the work she feels called to do.
Q: How can I find a psychic? I need help, guidance and hope after a loss, and really could use a hand rediscovering what I’m here to do. What is the best way to find a legitimate medium or authentic psychic?
We’ve gotten a few questions on our Facebook page this week about finding a psychic, and the truth is, there is SO much myth, misinformation and spiritual silliness out there when it comes to picking a medium (or any spiritual coach) that we felt it was neccessary to clarify some of the challenges that folks face, as well as offer up some advice to all, as well.
The first rule for finding a psychic?
Caveat Emptor! Be careful with both your trust, your budget, your time and your personal information. Many people have shared bad experiences with psychics, mediums, “healers” and other spiritual teachers that it ought to be said that you need to do some due dillegence, EVEN if you’ve had really good experiences with this field in the past. (in other words – you already fall in the true believers camp, like many of our readers obviously do)
Do your best to ensure there are no surprises when it comes to cost, or fees, or anything unexpected from a compensation standpoint as well. I had an experience last year with a well known local medium in Miami, who 45 minutes into an already expensive reading, offered to do a more in depth “past life regression” for an extra $200. (and offered me a “special deal” just for that day) When I told him I managed a psychic directory, and newsletter list of over 10 thousand people all interested in finding trustworthy psychics, and would be sharing the details of my experience with our audience, he immediately told me the past life reading wasn’t really all that important after all 🙂
When getting a reading?
Say as little as possible. No genuine medium, or authentic psychic, wants you to over-share. It runs counter to the pride, purpose and personal power that most authentic mediums get from their work, and will often find your desire to “over-validate” what they tell you a distraction rather than a help.
Take ALL psychic advice (even this!) with a grain of salt. No psychic or medium is a super hero. I don’t care if you see them on TV, or in a local strip mall. A good medium is simply using a tool – their intuition or spiritual antenna in a way that most of us aren’t tuned to be able to tap into, in the very same way. Any medium that starts waxing poetic about his or her gifts, their family lineage of gifted healers, the specialness of thier particular talents, starts comparing themselves to other (better known) psychics or mediums, or talks about their “proven” accuracy percentage, etc – to me, this is a big red flag.
The truth? The very BEST mediums are often the most humble, down to earth and curious about spiritual realities, and are often UNSURE about how or why their gifts even work. Some of the most studied mediums in history (people like Eileen Garrett, for example) are amongst the most interested in how the spirit world works (or even if it’s really real!) even while being amazing, outstanding and incredibly impressive psychic mediums…….spiritual teachers for the rest of us.
So look local, find a well reviewed psychic or medium, don’t break your budget, don’t believe the hype….and go in with an open mind, but NOT so open that your brains fall out!
For some more opinions from around the web on finding a psychic, check out some of the curated links below. (note: we don’t agree with all of these opinions, we just share for some additional perspective you may find helpful! 🙂
When looking for a psychic medium, most people would like to find someone in your area, but let me tell you something:
Most mediums will collectively agree that telephone readings are just as accurate, if not MORE, than live readings. The reason being is that on a telephone line they can focus more on the energy of the Spirits present and less on the client’s energy, making for a clearer read all around.
Give this fact, due to modern technologies, location doesn’t matter in terms of accuracy or who you are limited to working with.
Tips for Finding a local medium
Finding a psychic can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for a Tarot card reader, a medium, or someone to give some basic advice or entertainment, it’s hard to tell who’s good at what they do, and who’s just out to take your money. There’s no criteria for becoming a psychic or card reader—anyone can claim to be one—so it’s important to do your homework when you’re out shopping for a psychic, so you don’t get stuck with a bad one.
Avoiding Fake Psychics
Things to AVOID Telling a Psychic Are……
If you are getting a medium style reading, for example, where you are trying to connect with a deceased loved one, telling the medium WHO it is that you are trying to contact is a big no no, in my view. (even though some mediums will gently encourage you to do it)
Don’t tell the reader very specific things about the circumstance you want solved. A GOOD psychic, clairvoyant, intuitive or energy worker will figure them out for you, and the BEST information is that which comes through without you needing to share too much in advance.
Does Kim Russo do private readings? Does she do events? If so….what are they like?
We get a fair amount of questions about celebrity mediums, and over the last few years, Kim Russo has become one of the better known mediums in the country, by dint of her popular TV shows. (The Haunting Of…..) being the most widely watched.
And while Kim doesn’t appear to be quite as “A” list as some of her professional peers like Theresa Caputo, John Edward, Tyler Henry and others, she does have a group of very passionate fans. (and many who connect with our community on Facebook, asking questions about Kim’s private readings, costs, events, and other questions we can’t answer! 🙂
Here is a recent link to a spate of private readings Kim did for fans over Skype. I found these readings generally uneventful, and non evidential, and for the sake of those who seek her out, hope her general private readings are better.
To check out Kim Russo’s event schedule for 2017, I think your best bet is to connect with her on Twitter, where she updates her schedule and appearances quite often.
excited to announce that my book is being translated into Chinese & will be available in China. Woot woot. Make some noise 🎊🎉🎷📢 pic.twitter.com/tzq1agnBHX
— KIM RUSSO (@THEHAPPYMEDIUM) January 25, 2017
How do YOU think Kim Russo compares to other psychic mediums you’ve seen on TV, offline, or in your local community? I’m still not 100% sure if she’s a medium I’d really recommend based on what we’ve seen of her work, but I do know others feel strongly that she’s genuine.
Connect with us on Facebook, or let us know your thoughts in the commmunity comments below. For some other thoughts on Kim Russo’s events, and reviews of her live appearances from around the web, visit the link following the short excerpt below.
Review from Ann Krause
The venue was very hot,seats were very uncomfortable. I felt Ms. Russo was not very believable, I would never see her again and I will never go to this venue.
What is the easiest way to remember a past life? Are all strange, unplaced memories evidence that I’ve lived before? And how difficult is it to be hypnotized or regressed to a previous lifetime?
We get a lot of questions about past life memories, and how accurate (or not) they may be as evidence that you’ve lived before. The truth is, there are very few topics that are MORE controversial,even in the psychic or spiritual space, than reincarnation, and the various tools or techniques for recalling past lives.
Take regression therapy, for example. There are many famous spiritual teachers, and authors who have built entire careers on doing regression therapy focused on past life recall. Dr. Brian Weiss, and Dr. Michael Newton, are both highly regarded in the spiritual and new age movements, and both have been featured on prime time TV shows, and lauded by a chorus of important voices as well. And yet, if you look at the work of Dr. Jim Tucker or Dr. Ian Stevenson, or many others who have done groundbreaking work on past life memories, the idea of regression therapy, or hypnosis, is widely shunned for obvious reasons. (as the mind and memory in general is so little understood…that to assume that memories that arise in a regression setting are coming from a past life, is fairly difficult to accept as the FIRST or best explanation)
I would suggest that the best way to explore your past lives, or the possibility of your past lives, is through specific meditation techniques that for me anyway, have provided an amazing insight into people and personalities and lifetimes I can’t place in my current one. Regression is interesting to me too, but I’m not quite sure what to make of my own experiences with past life hypnosis. Some psychedelic plants are also well known for their ability to help people remember past lives, but of course, they come with their own potential perils. (as well as being totally illegal in the USA 🙂
What do YOU use as a way to remember your past lives? Have you tried anything that has worked? Share with us on Facebook, here!
Or, for an alternative perspective…..
Check out some of the various techniques for remembering past lives at the link following the short excerpt below.
How easy is it to remember a past life?
For some people, it is easier, while for others it is more complicated. It depends on our ease of entering into a trance or an altered state of consciousness.
The actual session begins with a process called induction by which we are led to that state. This is achieved with different methods that use techniques of deep relaxation, visualization, hypnosis or combinations of these elements.
Once this altered state of consciousness has been reached, the regression itself begins, by which we are guided to a forgotten time of our existence or of a past life. The focus of the session will be the problem that motivated the consultation.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Most people can. Many people can be hypnotized easily and profoundly during the first session. Others require more than one, but with specific practice and training, one can achieve that state.
What does science have to say about the idea of intuition, precognition or the ability to REALLY feel the future? Is a psychic “spidey-sense” (in the words of the Navy!) a genuine phenomena, or is it merely the domain of wishful thinking and “fake” fortune tellers who are out to make a quick buck?
What about the sense of being stared at, or that inner sense of knowing when the phone rings and that person you haven’t heard from in years appears in your mind, and THEN on the other end of the line…… that is hard to really quantify, and yet…..we ALL experience first hand, in our own lives, every now and then?
Here is a great article on some of the science of intuition that covers that, and a lot more! Check out the whole thing at the link following the short excerpt below.
While your work situation may not be life or death, it can certainly be high-pressure.
Sometimes it’s not possible to take a full on close your eyes, om it out situation at work but even taking a deep breath or sneaking away into the bathroom for a few moments can help guide you towards the best decision.
Like many high-performers, I’m looking for that extra edge to help me get ahead in life and work. I believe that the best edge is being authentically yourself and playing up your unique strengths. There is nothing more “you” than listening to your gut. And the science behind intuition or gut-feeling, suggests that this just might be the superpower we should be tapping into to give us the leg-up at work.
So what exactly is intuition? It is the ability to know something without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and non-conscious parts of our mind. Imagine being able to harness and further develop our sixth senses or what the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) calls “spidey-sense.” ONR is currently developing methods to measure the workings of intuition on the battlefield, hoping to give our soldiers the added edge in a life or death situation, as well as creating virtual simulations to help train and develop soldier’s intuitions in high pressure combat situations.
Here is another very interesting (and inspiring) near death experience report from the NDERF website.
(they collect accounts of NDE’s from everyday people, and it’s probably our favorite source for true spiritual wisdom 🙂 If you are looking to be uplifted or inspired – and are curious about what thousands of people describe during spiritually transformative experiences in their own words…..there are few better resources than this. (you can read Heather’s full experience at the link below)
I felt pure and total love, lightness, joy, deepest compassion, and pure joy. There was a deep, warm, resonating, and incredible awe, along with inspiring love.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?
Everything about the universe. We are important to God or whatever you want to call it. All religions are trying to explain God but it is just impossible to explain. A true heart which is motivated by loving compassion is what matters in life. Our job is to try to love one another no matter what. It matters very much if we can love or not because that is our job in this world. We must love! This is what we live for and it doesn’t mean we must only love our spouse. It means we need to find out how to love our enemy because that is why we are here. We are also deeply important to God. Our job on earth is important. If we don’t learn how to love there are very bad consequences in the multiverse. My sense was strongly that we are Needed and our worth is how much we can love.
Are psychics real? Can mediums REALLY talk to the dead? What is the difference between a genuine medium and someone who is just a spiritual scammer?
We get a lot of questions about how to tell if a medium is real, and the TOP signs a psychic is authentic, or honest and genuinely offering up information that they couldn’t have gotten from some conventional way.
Here is the TRUTH about real mediums, from our perspective. (because there is certainly a lot of myth and misinformation available online.
1 – Don’t try to argue with skeptics or cynics who will tell you that ALL psychics are fake, simply because there is no evidence for psychic abilities, or mediumship, or life after death at all. There IS in fact tons of evidence that supports all of the above, and while it’s NOT “proof” that any of this is 100% true, the BEST evidence strongly suggests that your consciousness can exist outside of your body, and may in fact float free from your physical body at death.
2 – There ARE in fact, many psychics and mediums who ARE fake, or bad, or even well meaning….but not that accurate. They may have had “glimpses” of something powerful and profound at a previous point of their lives, been visited by a loved one who has crossed, or even had an intuition or epiphany that was 100% true before. No doubt these experiences can lead us to believe that we are now “always on” or psychic, or able to communicate with the other side, on demand. I’ve seen this over and over again….and I like to believe it’s akin to someone who hits a halfcourt basketball shot at a carnival, or in a schoolyard, or a community an event…and then believes they ought to go play in the NBA 🙂 REAL mediums are consistent, are persistent, are committed to their craft, and are RARELY 100% convinced that they are always right, or on, or accurate with what they see/feel or get.
3 – Most important? A real medium provides EVIDENTIAL information that is accurate, insightful and not generic. Messages that are super applicable to everyone (your loved one is with you, she/he wants you to know they are okay, they had “chest pain” before they went, etc) is NOT evidential information. Names, dates, and very specific information that you would NOT expect from a stranger (the medium) is what is thought of as evidential mediumship, and the very best leave NO doubt that what they are doing is exceptional.
(I know that MY best “proof” that a medium is real, is when I walk out of a room with someone and say – they either figured out a new and innovative way to CHEAT, or what just happened was legit, because there is absolutely no way they could have gotten that information on their own)
What about you? What signs do you look for that prove a medium is real? Share with us on Facebook, or in the community comments below. Also, check out some additional thoughts, and opinions on real mediumship, at the links following teh short excerpt below.
More resources on how to tell if a medium is real:
2) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists present vague, general messages rather than accurate evidence.
Spirit communication (mediumship) should always begin with messages that identify the spirit who is communicating with the psychic medium. What is their name? What are the circumstances of their passing? How old where they when they died? How long ago did they die? What was their physical appearance and/or characteristics of their personality? If the psychic medium is unable to give you any identifying evidence of this type, that’s a red flag that they might be a fake. Otherwise, it is a sign that the psychic medium is inexperienced or poorly gifted.
3) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists claim that you are cursed.
You should never give money to any psychic or psychic medium who promises to remove a curse or spell for a fee. There is never any curse or spell and this is the most common scam in this field. These criminals are merely using fear to manipulate people. And scam artists who promise to remove a curse for a fee have been known to charge (and get) thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars from people using this common scam.
Learn how to become a medium
Can anyone become a medium? Do you have to be born psychic to speak to spirits? What about people who see a ghost, or are visited in a dream by a loved one who has crossed? Does that make me a medium? Questions and answers about becoming a medium from Amazon.
What is the best evidence for an afterlife? Are psychic medium readings the ONLY way to “prove” that the afterlife is real?
We get a lot of questions about how to prove that life after death is a true thing to look forward to. It might surprise you to know that in OUR view, you shouldn’t take one type of “evidence” for the afterlife to be 100% proof of anything. After all…..even the very best mediums could be doing something VERY interesting and unexplainable, and that doesn’t have to be proof that they are really speaking to spirit. (it could be mind reading of a very advanced type, or it could be picking up information in the Akashic records, like Edgar Caycee, the amazing psychic described in his own life, and so on and for forth)
To us? The very BEST evidence that the afterlife is “true” is from the TOTALITY of the experiences that all seem to point in that direction. There are many kinds of experiences that people have that go WAY beyond a psychic or spiritual reading, and these, in total, to us……are overwhelming evidence in the reality of a soul, and that it will continue on after the death of the body as well. Continue reading for the TOP 9 types of evidence for a soul, at the link following the short excerpt below.
Crisis Apparitions: People who appear to others in “spiritual” form at the moment of death, or severe trauma. Many of these cases have been reported in wars, or when someone is struck with an unexpected trauma like a sudden heart attack or car accident… and “appears” to others many miles away to say goodbye
Death Bed Visions: People who report seeing loved ones at their death beds, often “invisible” to others in the room (although… NOT always..:-) who have come to help them “transition” to the other side
After Death Communications: (or ADC’s) Very simply, these are more commonly thought of as “ghosts” – when someone who is LONG dead appears after their demise to you in physical, or energetic “form” to communicate something. (often is important… and other times can be trivial and re-assuring)